Urban Bush Women’s HAIR & OTHER STORIES
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 • 8:00PM
Crafted from personal narratives from our communities, kitchens and living rooms, social media and YouTube, Hair & Other Stories is a two-and-a-half hour experience that blends dance-theater and conversations that challenge existing American values and celebrates our choices around “who we be” and “how we do!”
Choreographed by Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis, Hair & Other Stories explores disquieting perceptions of beauty, identity, and race, and what constitutes the freedom to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.
This is the urgent dialogue of the 21 st Century. Don’t come here for no show: we’re goin’ on a Journey! School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza. 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA. Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. Contact: 408-272-9924.
22nd Annual Día de los Muertos Procession & Festival 2019
Experience the magic of San Jose’s longest-running and largest Día de los Muertos Celebration. Join us on Sunday, October 20th for this free family-friendly celebration honoring the true spirit of this Mexican holiday with music, dance, theater, art-making and song. The procession starts at City View Plaza at noon, across the street from César Chávez Park in downtown San Jose.
Vendor applications are available here.
13th Annual Art of Remembrance 2019
ALTAR & VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT | FREE ADMITTANCE
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIBRARY
150 E San Fernando St, 2nd and 5th floors, San Jose, CA
An exhibit of traditional and contemporary visual arts and altars by local and Bay Area artists. Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and Nanzi Muro, Curators. Altar and Visual Artists: Mary Andrade,
Sofia Arrendondo, Magdalena Blackmer, Raquel Burciaga, Phyllis Carrasco, Nancy Huarte, Lissa Jones, Claudia Lopez, Nanzi Muno, Rafael Preza, Carlos Rodriguez, Candelaria Villegas, Carlos Villez, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Laurie Valdez, Antonio Castro, Consulat de Mexico San Jose.
Artists in Residence
SJMAG operates three programs: our Theater program offers productions performed by Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble each season; our Community Arts program stages performances and workshops at community venues; our Arts Education program offers in-school, after-school, and summertime multicultural arts education activities. These programs promote public awareness of the region’s racial and cultural diversity and of the contributions of artists of color to its cultural vitality.
Tabia, based in San Jose, is in its twentieth season of performances in the Bay Area. The name Tabia, is a Swahili word for “talented”, and represents the creativity, devotion and diversity of the Ensemble’s pool of artists. Find out more.
Teatro Familia Aztlan’s artistic vision is committed to developing and performing new productions based on the artistic history of ancient and contemporary Chicano/Mexicano and Latino culture. Find out more.
Maiko’s powerful performances uniquely fuse African, Latin and Brazilian drums and percussion instrumentstd spoken word to celebrate and honor the triumphs and achievements of women of diverse cultures. Find out more.
SJMAG’s Arts Education Program offers enrichment classes in school, after-school and summertime to children of all ages with hands on experience in Performing Arts. We offer dance, theater and music classes that are in line with the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Find out more.